Irion County, TX

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2022 Population
1,561
0.386% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
7.43%
50.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,708
37.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$149,600
31% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Irion County, TX had a population of 1.56k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $54,708. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Irion County, TX grew from 1,555 to 1,561, a 0.386% increase and its median household income grew from $39,770 to $54,708, a 37.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Irion County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.3%), Other (Hispanic) (23.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.2%), White (Hispanic) (0.961%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Irion County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in Irion County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Irion County, TX was $149,600, and the homeownership rate was 88.3%.

Most people in Irion County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Irion County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Irion County, TX is home to a population of 1.56k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.84% of Irion County, TX residents were born outside of the country (60 people).

In 2022, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.13k people) in Irion County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 368 Other (Hispanic) and 50 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Irion County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Irion County, TX was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Irion County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 138
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    368 ± 90
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    50 ± 53.2
27.7%
Hispanic Population
433 people

In 2022, there were 3.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.13k people) in Irion County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 368 Other (Hispanic) and 50 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.7% of the people in Irion County, TX are hispanic (433 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

3.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
60 people
3.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
56 people

As of 2022, 3.84% of Irion County, TX residents (60 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Irion County, TX was 3.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    34 ± 30
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    14 ± 23
  3. Korea
    11 ± 20

Irion County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Irion County, TX employs 703 people. The largest industries in Irion County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (146 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (71 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($90,455), Construction ($71,406), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,071).

Occupations

703
2022 Value
± 153
10.5%
1 Year growth
± 28.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Irion County, TX grew at a rate of 10.5%, from 636 employees to 703 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Irion County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (144 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (76 people), and Management Occupations (72 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Irion County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

703
2022 Value
± 153
10.5%
1 Year growth
± 28.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Irion County, TX grew at a rate of 10.5%, from 636 employees to 703 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Irion County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (146 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (71 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (65 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Irion County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Irion County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$61,685
Median earning men ± $6,225
$33,478
Median earning women ± $9,380

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Construction ($71,406), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,923), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,615).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,583), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($31,513).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 13
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  2. 11
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 9
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Irion County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 85.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.9%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Irion County, TX was $149,600 in 2022, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,200 to $149,600, a 31% increase. The homeownership rate in Irion County, TX is 88.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Irion County, TX have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Irion County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$149,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$37,567
$571
Median Property Taxes
±$120

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Irion County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

88.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 88.3% of the housing units in Irion County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Irion County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,708
Median Household Income
± $9,278
647
Number of Households
± 130

In 2022, the median household income of the 647 households in Irion County, TX grew to $54,708 from the previous year's value of $39,770.

The following chart displays the households in Irion County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Irion County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (87.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.39%)
  3. Walked (4.79%)

In 2022, 87.1% of workers in Irion County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.39%) and those who walked to work (4.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Irion County, TX have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.12% of the workforce in Irion County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Irion County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Irion County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Irion County, TX (116 out of 1.56k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Irion County, TX is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

77.8% of the population of Irion County, TX has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 4.12% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 3.09% on non-group plans, and 0.709% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 14.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

22.2%
Uninsured
52.1%
Employer Coverage
4.12%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
3.09%
Non-Group
0.709%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Irion County, TX grew by 52.6% from 14.6% to 22.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.6% in Irion County, TX.

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